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Homer township, IA map Land area: 35.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 222 (all rural)
Males: 113  (50.9%)
Females: 109  (49.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 222 (155 owner occupied, 67 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

28%


Races in Homer township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.4%

Median age of males: 42.7
Median age of females: 42.6

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Average household size: 2.49

Homer township:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.81

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,923 ($28,690 in 1999)
This township:

$34,923
Iowa:

$48,044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $453 (lower quartile is $226, upper quartile is $494)
Here:

$453
State:

$496

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $68,565 (it was $44,600 in 2000)
Homer township:

$68,565
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $29,409 - $134,571

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $100,286
Here:

$100,286
State:

$151,570

Mobile homes: $25,157
Here:

$25,157
State:

$29,315

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $3,262
Here:

$3,262
State:

$33,502
Population density: 6 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

13.0%
Whole state:

9.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

6.4%
Whole state:

3.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Homer Townhall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Twogood Cemetery (1), Houghton Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 45 (4% naturalized citizens)

Homer township:  20.3%
State:  3.1%

69% of Homer township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Iowa.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 336
  • Northeast: 9
  • Midwest: 17
  • South: 246
  • West: 70

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999

Homer township, Iowa satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 7.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 262
  • 50 or more: 9
  • Mobile homes: 59
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $16,500


Housing units in Homer township with a mortgage: 78 (8 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 74

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 7
  • 1995 to 1998: 42
  • 1990 to 1994: 27
  • 1980 to 1989: 50
  • 1970 to 1979: 77
  • 1960 to 1969: 33
  • 1950 to 1959: 38
  • 1940 to 1949: 41
  • 1939 or earlier: 17

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Homer township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 16
  • 4 rooms: 36
  • 5 rooms: 71
  • 6 rooms: 58
  • 7 rooms: 17
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 16

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Homer township, Iowa:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 27
  • 5 rooms: 14
  • 6 rooms: 12
  • 7 rooms: 5
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 8

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Homer township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 10
  • 2 bedrooms: 64
  • 3 bedrooms: 123
  • 4 bedrooms: 22
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Homer township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 36
  • 3 bedrooms: 22
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Homer township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 13
  • 1 vehicle: 81
  • 2 vehicles: 74
  • 3 vehicles: 40
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

Cars and other vehicles available in Homer township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 12
  • 1 vehicle: 30
  • 2 vehicles: 24
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (22%)
  • Food (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Food (7%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4%)
  • Paper (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Homer township:

  • English (8.0%)
  • Irish (6.3%)
  • United States or American (4.1%)
  • German (2.4%)
  • Dutch (1.9%)
  • European (1.7%)
  • Polish (1.1%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (58%)
  • El Salvador (42%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 236 (78%)
  • Carpooled: 29 (10%)
  • Walked: 33 (11%)
  • Worked at home: 4 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (37%)
  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Wood (11%)

95.5% of residents of Homer township speak English at home.
4.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 723
  • In family households: 617 (169 male householders, 17 female householders)
    148 spouses, 205 children (168 natural, 0 adopted, 37 stepchildren), 20 grandchildren, 9 brothers or sisters, 12 parents, 18 other relatives, 19 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 106 (62 male householders (60 living alone)), 34 female householders (31 living alone)), 10 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 67 2-persons, 42 3-persons, 40 4-persons, 33 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 91 1-person, 3 2-persons, 2 5-persons,

35 married couples with children.
4 single-parent households (1 men, 3 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

13.5%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

50.0%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Homer township:

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